The prose is graceful and brimming with potent physical details, but the adults are alarmingly mature—except for Jubilee’s birth mother. An appealing story weighed down by its protagonist’s self-pity.
Women will want to reread passages that describe a return to intimacy with her similarly evolving husband and the speech she gives her young daughters about how sexiness is self-knowledge and self-respect, not stilettos and short skirts.
Overall, the Dubrows present a refreshing, less-is-more perspective on maintaining a youthful appearance and have crafted a solid information resource. A useful, accessible primer for readers hoping to keep themselves looking their best.
...Schwarz reserves most of his scorn for the pharmaceutical companie...In so doing he provides a valuable corrective to those ads promising that Ritalin can make “the problem child become lovable again”.
Over half of the book is a cookbook with delicious-sounding recipes...Throughout, the writing is accessible and well- documented by footnotes.
Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery, published in early September by University of Chicago Press, is like a pub crawl around the globe and across the ages, in company with an artistic who’s who of brilliant if besotted company.
The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit is meant to help everyone, and its methods can be learned and practiced without medical supervision. It’s a welcome book at a time when opioid addiction is at an all-time high, and there are not enough mental health professionals who can help manage pain without medication.
Kandel presents concepts to ponder that may open new avenues of art making and neuroscientific endeavor.
This book is an extraordinary work of love and art, which left me choked with tears. It manages that most difficult task for a memoirist, to bring a real human being unforgettably to life while leaving his essential mystery and individuality intact.
A quietly joyful invitation to audiences of any age to stop taking the wonders and pleasures around them for granted.
Some of their solutions, such as sharing deep emotions, may not be comfortable for everyone. That said, the authors will likely help parents find imaginative, calm ways to help their children become adults. A parenting manual that’s soft on research but warm, wise, and often original.
In what is a growing genre, Aiken provides a thoughtful approach to the attractions, distractions, and pitfalls of our digital culture.
Where Brown really reels you in is with his sincerity. He is refreshingly candid about his growing physical limitations even as he moves about the world, visiting family and friends, fishing, swimming and staying active daily.
This book is impossible to forget: I finished it in one sitting – in a paralysed, stunned, empathetic trance.
The monsters are adorable and wonderfully diverse in all their multilimbed and -eyed glory, featuring sprouts of hair, horns, tails, and spikes. Combine monsters, ridiculousness, and audience participation for a delightfully raucous result.
Cleverly, Dombek turns the narrative around, making the tragedy of Narcissus not his problem but ours, for being so besotted by him that we are appalled by his inability to return our love. A savvy, sharp study that only occasionally loses readers in the psychological brambles.
With breezy, accessible prose, Brant’s profile incorporates African history and insider details on the physical demands of race-running, strategies for success, and how Achon personally paved the way for others like him to succeed with pride and humanitarianism both on the track and in everyday life.
Angel Rock Leap by Ellen Weisberg and Ken Yoffe is very realistic and covers relevant issues affecting society today. The characters truly seem like real people to me.
The ability to write gracefully about something as abstruse as the brain, to clarify a complex idea with just the right metaphor, is a special skill.
Glow Kids amply and convincingly documents the potential connections between screen time and a number of mental health conditions including depression, ADHD, aggression, and even psychosis.